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This case tracker considers case law in relation to qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) in order to provide some guidance on how the courts are interpreting and applying CPR 44.13 to 44.17 and CPR PD 44, para 12. Where available we have linked to the cases and/or analysis. This case tracker should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS).
QOCS was introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson costs reforms following the removal of a claimant’s right to recover additional liabilities from the defendant, ie success fees and after-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums.
QOCS limits the circumstances in which costs can be recovered against losing claimants and sets out the circumstances where costs orders can be enforced with or without court permission.
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Produced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This Practice Note summarises the rules and guidance in relation to parties who are, or may be presumed to be, acting in concert for the purposes of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Code). In particular the
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